George M. Swartz

Oct. 25, 1918 May 19, 2013

George M. Swartz, 94, Tyrone, died Sunday at Altoona Regional after a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of David L. and Margaret (McMeen) Swartz. He married Gisela E. Konig on June 5, 1948, in Bellwood.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years; two daughters: Judy (David) Smead of Bellefonte and Rita Albright of Altoona; a grandson, three granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren.

George served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1940-46 in North Africa and Germany. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the car shop in Altoona and then by Douglas Aircraft in California, and he then returned to Pennsylvania to farm for seven years. He was a member of Gatesburg Lutheran Church.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

Arrangements are by Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark.